Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga on Tuesday, 26 September 2000 at 06:17 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Tonga on Tuesday, 26 September 2000 at 06:17 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 56 km depth

Date & time: 26 Sep 2000 06:17:52 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Profondeur: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.178°S / 173.927°W (Tonga)
Volcan le plus près: Fonualei (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km S de Hihifo (pop: 815) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
164 km N de Neiafu (pop: 4,320) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
297 km N de Pangai (pop: 1,740) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
430 km SSO de Asau (Samoa) (pop: 6,640) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
438 km SSO de Apia (Samoa) (pop: 40,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
456 km NNE de Kolonga (pop: 1,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
461 km NNE de Nuku'alofa (pop: 22,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
461 km NNE de Nuku‘alofa (pop: 22,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
467 km SO de Tāfuna (Tualauta, Samoa américaines) (pop: 11,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
472 km SO de Pago Pago (Ma'Oputasi, Samoa américaines) (pop: 11,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.456 kmTongaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Tonga 26 September 2000 06:17 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 26 Sep 2000 07:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Tonga on Tuesday, 26 September 2000 at 06:17 (GMT)
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